An article in the September issue of MSDN magazine tells how you can take advantage of the features offered by modern browsers. Brandon Satrom’s article, No Browser Left Behind: An HTML5 Adoption Strategy, gives you practical strategies for how you can adopt HTML5 technologies today without ending up with the kind of graceless degradation.
In this article, he covers:
- Feature detection versus user agent (UA) sniffing
- Graceful degradation
He writes, “These three subjects should tell you much of what you need to know to build Web sites for a broad spectrum of browsers. By the time we’re finished, you’ll have a solid strategy for adopting HTML5 technologies with confidence and without delay. You’ll also have some tools you can use to progressively enhance sites for newer browsers, while gracefully degrading for others.”
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation